Radio Free Gunslinger
June 14, 2012 8:31 AM   Subscribe

Radio Free Gunslinger is a music podcast by the blog If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats (previously)
A guided tour through the chthonic regions of 20th century Western culture and the society it reflected. At least that's what it says on the wrapper.
posted by zamboni (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Always loved the blog. Giving the podcast a try right now. Thanks for the tip.
posted by the1inBK at 9:11 AM on June 14, 2012

The only podcast I've ever listened to is the MeFi one, and really only because I can get to it through MetaTalk. Not much of a podcast sort I guess.

But I will listen to the hypothetical Gunslinger. Oh yes.
posted by carsonb at 9:24 AM on June 14, 2012

I love Gunslinger (obviously). Good to see it here again.
posted by growabrain at 12:50 PM on June 14, 2012

Radio Free Gunslinger #2 is out.
First Sequence:
Sonic Youth - Skip Tracer
The Breeders - Happiness is a Warm Gun
Pavement - Transport is Arranged
Mazzy Starr - Ride It On
Michael Penn - Long Way Down (Look What the Cat Drug In)

Second Sequence:
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (Mildred Bailey, voc.) - Shouting in the Amen Corner
Esther Walker - Ya Gotta Know How to Love
Una Mae Carlisle - If I Had You
Sophie Tucker - If Your Kisses Can't Hold the Man You Love
Jane Green - I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now

Third Sequence:
The Ducanes - I'm So Happy (Tra-la-la)
Noreen Corcoran - Why Can't a Boy and Girl Just Stay in Love?
The Paris Sisters - He Knows I Love Him Too Much
Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans - My Heart Beat a Little Bit Faster
Spector's Three - Mr. Robin

Fourth Sequence:
The Fisk Jubilee Singers - My Lord is Writing All the Time
The Goodwill Male Chorus - Good News, the Chariot is Coming
Kings of Harmony Quartette - Fountain of Blood
The Wandering Boys - Lead Me to That Rock
Hall Johnson Choir - Great Camp Meeting

Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers - Blues March
posted by zamboni at 10:12 AM on June 22, 2012

OK, I finally listened to the entirety of the first podcast today (and I'm really very excited that there's a second one now) and it is fucking brilliant. It's basically the epitome of what a music mix should be, in my opinion. The Ayler interview is hilarious and fascinating and brilliantly integrated with the song sequences. The songs themselves are surprising, listenable, and, as with all things ICPWAGTBAWLODC, impeccably curated. Thank you so much for this link!
posted by carsonb at 8:25 AM on June 23, 2012

Radio Free Gunslinger #3
posted by zamboni at 6:05 AM on July 12, 2012

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